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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:40 AM

Was looking for some type of thermostat to use on the forklift at work , it has a trickle charger and 600 watt block heater with one of those adapters to Y it together so one plug and both come one . Because this doesn't get used every day , only under 30 hours a year , it's nice to have the trickle charger on all the time but it's silly to have the block heater going when it's 60 degrees and it happened this year , the block heater was unpluged in the engine compartment and when it was zero out someone wanted to use it nope . So I'm getting one of these just for where the block heater gets pluged into the 3 way cord , the battery will charge all the time. I think I'll get one made for warm weather to turn a small fan in my mini greenhouse , right now it has a lid the opens automaticly but because of being hinged at the top heat builds up on the top shelf . Home Depot sells the TC-3 for $13 bucks I'm not sure of the other models

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:58 AM

Neat little invention, I'm wondering about the one heater in our warehouse for a tc3. Boss doesn't want it running unless it has to be.

Just watch current, looks like 15 is it

It operates with any 15 amp 120 volt electric heater or fan and plugs directly into a standard outlet.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:03 AM

Thanks Al for this info.

I had no idea they even existed, and at that price, I can think of many places

to use one.

I hope they have enough on the shelf. :smilewink:

Any idea on the amp limits? Oh, just saw the link. I'll look there. Thanks


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:12 AM

I was thinking of getting one to control a box fan for the animals. I thought that it would be great way to control it. No more going out to shut down the fan in the evening. It will just shut down when it cools enough.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:24 AM

Those are a pretty useful product. I wonder if they have them in Canada. I'll have to check HD the next time I'm in there. 


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Looks like a good idea,I may pick one up for my mom,she keeps a fan going for her boxer during really hot weather and boy does he ever enjoy it.

 

If it's rated for 15 amp a 600watt heater shouldn't be a problem at all. Volts x amps = watts


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:45 AM

I'm going to put one outside the bedroom window, and plug a spotlight in it that'll

be aimed at the wife's pillow. Maybe I won't have to get up in the middle

of the night anymore to load the woodstove. :D


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Al!  I think I'll pick up a couple of these at least.  Maybe several.  Dad's wellhouse needs one to turn on the light bulb that is all that it requires to keep the pump from freezing, as it's insulated well.  Then the heater in the calf feed room turns on too easily, wasting energy, so these would be perfect there.  Also, the payloader is on a timer.  Warmer days it's heating unless I remember to unplug it.  Using one of these I just plug it in every time until spring has arrived to stay.  I can still leave the timer going, but place this gadget at the end of the extension cord running from the timer to the loader block heater.  No power used unless it's cold enough to be needed.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 05:06 PM

Wow that is neat. I need one for the heater in my shop that keeps that computer from freezing. Last time I turned it on it took an hour and a half to warm it up enough for the CD tray to open.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:36 PM

Those look to be very handy, I can think of several uses for them. I could also use some of those Cord Connects for those times I am running too man drop cords way too far and have to go back and check all connections to see which one came unplugged?

Couple weeksago I had 2 50 ft and a 25 ft hooked up to run the battery charger in the tractor shed and it was cold enough they were very stiff?

Edited by JD DANNELS, January 16, 2014 - 09:38 PM.





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